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. >> a look now at the cost of higher education. heads of universities in inyland, north carolina meet capitol hill to talk about higher education at lower cost. lawmakers are considering changes to the higher education act which is said to expire at year's end. two hours.ut >> today is the second in our series to examine post secondary education. discuss is ofill interest to policymakers -- that is innovation in higher education. we have spent time in this committee discussing the role of innovation, but much of that was focused on college affordability. while that is of paramount importance, we would like to thed this hearing examining landscape of innovations in higher education that increase student learning, engagement, and degree completion. if our nation is going to , we needore students to do more to ensure students are persisting towards and obtaining quality degrees. what can colleges and universities do to maximize learning and support? to ensure students are getting through on time, or faster and earning a meaningful credential. today's panel explores efforts and progress at the in
and environmental policy, infrastructure, education, figuring out how to cause the median income of the average american to rise again which it has not been doing, to re-institute growth in the economy. he did not say this but others have said it, that the republican party needs an organization like the one that moderate democrats created after the debacles of mcgovernite liberalism, the leadership council. such an organization would develop policies and make a relevantive philosophy to ordinary people around the country and convince them that republicans have ways to make their lives better. and make the republican party the opportunity party again that jack can always wanted it to be and also the party of lincoln. there are lots of reformed republicans around. some of them are in dc and some of them are out in the states. what they need is a gathering place and a trumpet and a rallying center. the kemp foundation has the potential to be that organization. i hope you will find ways to , witht so with your time your ideas, and, yes, with your money. so now, the video. enjoy your salads. if you
will be able to come. ine education system afghanistan, not just higher education. universities, the number that was given to me is so i don'ttuitive use it. in terms of the lower grades before you get to colleges and universities, before the taliban was driven out to the been, 900,000ave boys in afghan schools ten or so.ago now 8 million students in schools. about 3 million of those are girls. none of whom could have been educated before we got there allies.r in 2001, under the taliban were 20,000 teachers, all male. now 200,000 teachers. 60,000 of whom are women. healthcare many improved. significantlyty down. refugeeslion afghan who fled to pakistan have returned home. that 67% of the a mostan people in recent survey think that the afghan war was not worth fighting? how did that happen? the picture is much, number.tter than that i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or fuller picture of the events in afghanistan. that the press has story. a good it hasn't missed the problems. it has missed the progress. our peoplesion that either.sn't come from it comes from what
constructive on the united states and where we spend a great deal of time is our educational system, which unfortunately a lot of people malign that today. this will be discussed later, but we actually have more students overseas than any other country in our educational system. what you come here? it is not just the quality of education, but the type of education. some of the disadvantages of education globally, so many people are taught rote or talk facts. this may work very well or testing scores, and i'm not trying to diminish that at all. but i do believe that the advantage of the american style of learning, which should get more credit, is the ability to be thoughtful and critical thinking. as an employer who hired 1100 employees this year, i will tell you over 80% of our employees come from u.s. universities. we will continue to have that position. as an employer who has offices in 38 countries, the bulk of our employees come from the united states universities, and what we are looking for, people who know how to think and think creatively. >> thank you, larry. let's shift to bill.
system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. and growth here at home. >> we will close down. thank you so much for all of thoughts. well done. [ applause ] >> tonight, on c-span. armed services committee chairman senator carl levin inlks about the situation afghanistan. followed by remarks from obama and prime minister of iraq nouri themaliki and remarks at antidefamanion league. week, michigan senator carl levin traveled to and met with president karzai. today, the senate armed services committee chairman about improvements in the country as the u.s. and prepare to remove troops from afghanistan in 2014. from the council on foreign relations. is an hour. >> welcome to the foreign relations. i'm johnathan karl. a high honor to be here with levin. introduction.s no interduck carl levin is the chairman of the senate armed services from the great state of michigan and of special interest to me, just back from a trip to afghanistan where he commanders over there and also had a one on one president karzai. i
innovation and education because of the nature of our communities and the structure and the openness with which they operate. that people will have access here because we will continue to work hard to make sure that we have the most qualified workers one of the largest consumer market in the world. this, i do not say any of with one bit of arrogance. good newsecause that for america is also good news for the world. it is good news for you and your businesses. nina the importance of the american economy in terms of driving china's economy and other economies in the world. their importance is driving other economies in the region and elsewhere. it is a principle reason why we should invest in here. it is a top priority at a level i might any before. -- unlike any before. you're sitting here in the hot -- heart of the most open economy in the world. the u.s. is the largest recipient of direct investment. manufacturing was mentioned. we have about 5.6 million total good paying american jobs contribute in close to when chilean dollars to our economy that comes from foreign direct investme
the excellence in u.s. higher education, how that helped us, training more and better engineers, but those days are ending. so our natural design advantages are going to be harder to come by going forward. and so we need those things, so we are not starting with a 10% cost disadvantage. >> in asia. what would it mean for caterpillar? >> we have a huge business in asia and growing. that is the single largest opportunity over the next decade or so. we intend to be that market. but again, i come back to the point that it is likely that a lot of those countries, a number of those, will do agreements with or without us. if we don't get tpp done. we will look into a market that we ought to be competing with. i'll move to africa because i am passionate about this. we watched the chinese really take over africa. they've come in with their own financing, their own engineering, sometimes their own workers to take over minerals, extraction, oil and gas, hydroelectric power across africa. i know, michael, that is on your agenda. but i am so pleased to hear that the crossover between commerce and the state,
. the education system and afghanistan. so many of them, the number given to them is counterintuitive. so i do not use it. in terms of the lower grades, before you get to colleges and universities, before the taliban was driven out, to the extent they have been, 900,000 boys. now a million students in school . 3 million of those are girls. none of those who could've been educated before we got there with our allies. were 20,000e teachers, all male. is now 200,000 teachers. 60,000 of whom are women. health care much improved. child mortality significantly down. afghan refugees who fled pakistan have returned home. how is it that 67% of the american people recent survey think that the afghan war was not worth fighting? how did that happen? because the picture is much, much better than that number. i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or fuller picture of the events in afghanistan. i believe that the press has missed a good story. it hasn't missed the problems. it has missed the progress. the impression that our people get doesn't come from either. it comes from what they
. never cut act in education, never cut back on rock rooms for our children or seniors. we expanded for people in need. we had ourselves financially strong. i come here and my number one goal is fix the finances. raising debt. sooner or later, someone has got to fix the debt. i hope to achieve. i'm working hard across the aisle, talking to everybody. is there a way we can move forward and fix our debt? in they became engrossed bowls since approach. it was the only thing i sought that was bipartisan. one of the first things that i saw when i got here. bipartisan, state -- state bipartisan and grew bipartisan and we couldn't get a vote. i think you're 18 people and they needed 14 and they got 11. had sixthe last time we and five agree on a financial direction for our country and couldn't get a vote on the floor? what drives me. >> let me conclude on a couple of personal nose. your wife is here in west virginia. >> my wife is now president of the state board of education in west virginia. she is back home and i try to go back home on weekends. have a beautiful place in tucker valley an
for education including an early education initiative. the republican budget in the house results in the cutting 20% below sequester levels to that part of the budget that funds education. the office tells us the act cuts to defense and priorities result in 800,000 american fewer jobs by this time next year. we know there's smarter ways to achieve deficit reduction without economic harm. in the house, there's a balanced mix of cuts to wasteful spending and cuts to unproductive special interest tax breaks. we've been denied the opportunity to vote on that plan. finally, this committee should continue our work to reduce our long term deaf fits and shrink the debt. over the last few years, we cut the deficit by over 2 #.7 trillion excluding the sequester. three quarters of the savings come from budget cuts, one quarter from revenue. if you factor in the additional trillion dollars in savings resulting from slower than expected health care costs, which are due in part to changes in the affordable care act, the ratio of cuts to revenue is more than 4-to-1. still, we can and should do more, but there
to make an health,mmitment to education, infrastructure, and finance investment that will secure our future. those three areas, taxes, medicare reforms, and budget fairness strike me as three areas where we can come together and find common ground. i look forward to working with all of you. >> thank you. cliburn.yburn -- mr. the task of this committee is to an agreement budget. while it would've been prudent to have these negotiations last summer, i am pleased that we are now beginning these important discussions. address the automatic spending cuts that are hurting our economy and undercutting important priorities like education, medical research, and national security. ation'smust put our n fiscal house in order and reduce our debt to a manageable level. there are different ways to do this. some are better than others. on the graph you see on the screens, there are two lines. the red line tops the deficit over the past six years. the blue line charts the unemployment rate over the same. -- period. down, theloyment goes deficit goes down. when unemployment goes up, the deficit goes
mitigated conflicts across a rack -- across iraq. why would with the foundations of civic education and human rights for the institutions of education. u.s. ap is part of the partnerships we we have made. a lot remains to be done in iraq. the road ahead will not the easy. your excellency, we assure you and the iraqi people that as a rock prepares for the 2016 elections, iraq can count on the support of the u.s. institute of peace is a partner on all levels. starting with the communities, to local councils, two dialogues. thank you. [applause] >> i would like to ask beth jones to come forward. the format today will be an introduction of the prime minister by ambassador beth jones. then the prime minister will speak. and then sit and take questions. the audience already knows this. if you have questions, perhaps he of written them out, we are not going to have time for a great number of questions, but hopefully the prime minister will find questions interesting. with that, libby turn it over. >> thank you very much. welcome to the delegation. especially welcome, it is great to be here
the task of giving kids an equal education. -- dedicated to accomplishing the task of giving kids an equal education. they said they were going to back off of strong civil rights enforcement. i had to make a decision. do i uphold the law or back off of my principal? ini fight for what i believe or do i sacrifice my job? i lost my job. but i have never regretted the decision is standing for what you believe in. [applause] i went back to monterey and public service was still in my veins so i ran for congress and served a terms of the congress. eight terms. it was a different congress. el.er tip o'neill, bob michae we just honored tom foley the other day, speaker and a majority leader. republicans and democrats work together. toy work together to try solve the problems facing this country. yes, they had their differences. yes, they had their politics. when it came to issues affecting the country, they worked together for the common good and that's the way our democracy should work. [applause] clinton asked me then to take over the office of management and budget. the good people there helped
in getting it into the education system and am wondering if you could talk about that along with the press that we need to get people interested because it's all about selling new ideas. we don't talk about complexity. we live in a complex system. finally, last night i saw a play called "love in afghanistan." i think it's one of the most powerful plays of ever seen and i'm a performing arts junkie. i recommend everyone to go see it. it was fabulous. it addresses the things were talking about. >> it's a really important point. somebody brought over some young afghan music students about six months ago. it was terrific. we brought them to the capital so that some of my colleagues could see. i think there were like eight students on afghan instruments at a music school which could have never existed and they are there preserving their heritage. it has an impact when people can see a play or whatever, of course it does. telling stories are important. the problem on the other side is i'm not a good storyteller, by the way. i admire those of my colleagues who are. it's the most powerful way to g
any taxes at all. and he said while other countries are spending money on health care education and infrastructure we are spending unbelievable amounts on our military. do you think our military budget is sane when we are strapping our new generation with education debts that are unbelievable, what are your thoughts? guest: number one, yes, i understand what senator sanders is saying. corporations do receive credits, deductions, exclusions that could avoid -- that could result in them not having to pay their corporate income tax rate. i think one of the critical factors hopefully that congress can continue to address is corporate tax reform, in which case we could eliminate it. on defense spending, no question in my mind that additional reductions in defense spending are going to have to happen, are going to have to go forward and done in a way that focuses on strategic goals of protecting this country going forward. and yes, again, we are back to the same situation, balancing out those spending reductions, in defense, food stamps, child nutrition programs. we have to find a bal
're consulting with consumer groups to determine how best to educate consumers with understandable information about how the new rules will affect them. as we become aware of critical operational, or critical rules. we have addressed them. m writing through amendment through the official intermentation and the rules themselves. but issued various amendment over the course of the year with a single aim in mind. to ensure the effectivenesses of the rule for making it easier for industry to comply. by addressing and classifying we reduced the need for individual institutions to spend time reaching their own uncertain judgment on these matters. we understand that even though these becial amendments have responded to your request to remove obstacles to implementation they required you to make further adjustment. we do not believe the implementation project should slow the readiness process. congress established this specific deadline for the effective date of the rule that directed us to write and we set the effective date t
'm going to be able to become to doing so. in education system afghanistan, not just higher education, but so many universities that the number of them even to me as counterintuitive so i don't use them. before you get to colleges and universities and before the taliban and was driven out, and they said they have been, 9000 now onethe schools am million. about 3 million of them are girls but none of them could have been educated before we got there with our allies. 2001, there were 20,000 teachers, all-male. there are now 200,000 teachers, 60,000 of them are women. improved., much child mortality, significantly down. 5 million afghan refugees fled to pakistan and have returned .ome is it that 67% of the american people in the most recent survey think the afghan war was not worth fighting? how does that happen? the picture is much, much better number.t i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or more full picture of the events in afghanistan. i believe the press has missed a good story. it has not missed of the problems but it has missed the progress. the impressio
, potentially you're just not able to find a good-paying full-time job, perhaps you didn't receive the education that others have received, perhaps you have got some disability, you're -- you would go under this plan on medicare -- i mean on medicaid, and then everyone in between, the lowest income and the age of 65 is in a private health care system, which is a market-based system, competition driving prices down. the idea would be that there would be 20, 30, 40 health care plans in every state offered. people can choose what they want with a minimum, bronze, silver, gold plan with lots of choice. that is the promise, that is the hope, that is the idea, and the great promise of this is that if you have cancer, you can't be dropped. if you have diabetes, you can't be turned away. so when everyone is covered, the risk has spread, the price comes down and the free market operates. now, you would never know that based on the criticism that you hear on television and radio all day long, but that's the truth. one of the important components of that bill that many of us talked about was the fact that
is whoever wants to answer my brought commentary or at least educate me in a different lesson, i'd love to have it. >> in january 1963, the communists did something they hadn't done before. they stayed and they fought and as a result, five americans were shut down. we americans were killed. kennedy sees us on the front pages of the times and says what is going on here, i thought we were winning this war? over the course of the next several months, in fact, beginning january and february, he will hear varying reports from white house officials, state department officials and military officials. giving really contradictory evidence about the state of the military campaign in vietnam. >> john foster dulles had recently died in the super air powered in chantilly, virginia was being built. the president announced he would be named dulles airport. for a while, when kennedy took over, he didn't want to name it after a crusty old warrior. there is pushback and paella decision was made to name it after dulles. you can still see the film clip of kennedy opening the airport with eisenhower thayer,
of you know and many of you probably were educated in the united states. i cannot tell you how many heads of state and finance ministers throughout government, heads of state and chief executives who i need as i travel the world as a senator to go to school who participated in educational exchanges and the fulbright program, meet them everywhere. foreign ministers in saudi arabia who has been foreign minister for 30 years or more. he proudly reminds me of his education at princeton. and another showed me a photograph and said this was you and me 25, 35 years ago when i met you at a law of diplomacy school when you were a senator. many immigrants know that the american dream is not restricted to those born in america. if you go to miami, chicago, san francisco, any major city in america, you will find a community that speaks your language and understand your culture and welcomes diversity and can serve as an anchor for your next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. indian manufacturers expanding plants in upstate
, the unbelievable cause from a civic education perspective, benefits, are there. they are tremendous. they are undeniable. but with these nine they might come to a different conclusion. semi-final thing to say is the good news here is i do think this is generational, and i think it is inevitable fedecamaras will be in the supreme court. that is my generation, we're used to having cameras all the time. the default is we're being recorded. we are using phones that have cameras and cameras everywhere taking pictures of us, and with the rise of google glass, we will always be on camera. so the supreme court will look extremely idiosyncratic to be the one place in which it's a camera freeze him. so i shut the chief justice's view that the court should give up with the times. i think that's and bravely going to happen and it's a question of the person i was on the court and who is comfortable and who is not. >> having watched you argue on the supreme court i don't think you have to worry about her foibles being broadcast on television. i can't remember any. this is one place where the cour
and back and forth. i appreciate it. i thank you for it. i would have had a great education, though, if you had kept me until the end, and i want to thank you and the ranking member for your leadership. we have appreciated it and admired it in our chamber, and also chairwoman stabenow for your effort and sustained effort in getting us to this point. i feel privileged as others have said to be part of the farm bill conference committee and join those who said this is the way we should should be doing our wn congress. this is the way we are going to be able to regain the confidence of the american people, not with the rock throwing and brick throughing and the screaming, but working together in a bipartisan, bicameral way, and that is the expectation of our farmers and ranchers. the farmers and ranchers in rural communities driving colorado's $40 billion agricultural economy, it is critical that we work through our differences to complete this process. mr. chairman, if i could sum up what i heard in the nearly 0 # listens sessions we've had all across colorado on this topic, the message is v
in the nation, one of the top three states in the nation. never cut back any education, never laid any teachers off, never cut back on any of our programs for our children, our seniors. we expanded programs for people in need because we had ourself financially strong. i come here, my number one goal, fix the finances, fix the finances. raising debts don't fix debts. sooner or later someone has to fix the debt. and that's what i'm hire. that's what i hope to be able to achieve. i'm working very hard across the aisle, talking to everybody, is there a way we can move forward and fix our debt? i really became, really engrossed in the bowles-simpson approach t was only thing i saw that was bipartisan. one of the first things i saw when i got here, bipartisan, stayed bipartisan and grew bipartisan and we couldn't get a vote. we were three votes short out of that committee. there was 11 people on it. they needed 14. they got 11 votes. five republicans and six democrats. when is the last time we had six and five agreed on a financial direction for our country? and couldn't get a vote on the floor. that
, and the council on foreign relations working on a range of economics and education issues. he is the co-author of a book on girls education and an author of the pro-growth progressive and economic strategy for shared prosperity. gene graduated from the university of minnesota and yale law school and attended wharton business school. is a native of ann arbor, michigan, and will be joining his them in california at the end of this year. when he finishes his remarks will move over here for two and a. thank you very much. gene? >> well, thank you very much for having us here today. i want to thank jim doyle very much, not just for today but for all the leadership of business forward, all the consultations, even the recent meeting with your small business advisory committee as we went into this recent round of budget discussions. so again, i really want to thank you and business forward for the leadership that you've shown, and the desire to look beyond your own particular situation to the larger economic issue that we face as a country, and understanding that that affects all of us. so agai
the world. in both innovation and education because of the nature of our universities, the structure, the number, and the openness with which they operate. and i believe also people will have access here because we will continue to work hard to make sure that we have the most qualified workers and one of the largest consumer markets in the world. again, i say, i don't say any of this with one touch of arrogance. i say it because that's -- that goodness for america's also in fact good news for the world. and it's good news for you and your businesses. and you know the importance of the american economy in terms of driving china's economy and other economies in the world, and their imports now to driving other economies in their regions and elsewhere. and it's a principle reason why i believe you ought to invest here. is why president obama is making attracting job creating investment a top priority at a level unlike any before. so you are sitting here this morning, we believe, in the heart of the most open economy in the world hear the united states already is the world's largest reci
. we have mitigated disputes across iraq. we also put a foundation of civic education, human rights, and religious moderation for the institutions of education. ip and its partners are proud of the progress we have made. we also recognize a lot remains to be done in iraq, and we see from the unfortunate tragic violence that has still cost many lives the road ahead will not be easy. you excellency, we assure and the iraqi people that as iraq prepare for the 2014 elections and faces challenges to a secure better future for the people, iraq and kept on the support of the u.s. institute for peace for a partner on all levels, starting with the community, two local councils, to international dialogue. thank you. ask theld like to ambassador to come forward. the format today will be an introduction -- come here. it will be an introduction of the prime minister i the ambassador, and in the prime minister will speak. and then sit and take questions. the audience already knows this. if you have questions, perhaps you have already written them out, we will not have time for a great number of q
that is specifically designed for either outreach and education, so health centers hired education and outreach people as part of their outreach for health personnel. i would say it's definitely related cause to get expanded health care. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. chairman, thank you madam secretary for being here. my understanding is that a lot of the companies insurers that have been offering plans in the individual market, the ones sending out these notices, are actually repositioning themselves in the health insurance exchange to offer alternative plans. is that -- >> yes. >> and in addition to those insurers who have been in the individual market, you have a lot of other companies and insurers providing plans in health insurance market? >> that is true. >> so the way i look at this. i went to buy oriole tickets when the season was underway. they closed the window. i didn't have to go home because they opened another window a few feet away. so essentially what's happening is people are coming up on the renewal period and getting up to the window, the individual market and being
public and private investment in education r&d and infrastructure. over the last three years we've made real strides in reducing our deficit. we saved more than $12.5 billion. that's been unbalanced. about 70% has been from spending cut. 30% from revenue. we need to do more but we have do it, i believe, in a balanced way. we've heard from senators about the need to modernize the tax code and move toward real tax reform. while the committee can't get it done. we can move in that direction in a substantial way. making a modest cut of only 5% of the trillion dollars a year we spend through the tax code would make huge dent in the deficit. lastly, we have to don't make some reduction in direct spending. although i know that's the area taken the hardest hit. i'll insist on doing in a way that put a circle of production around around the most vulnerable and honoring our promises to seniors, veterans, and about to retirement to protect them from cuts. chairman rhode island i know, chairman muir ray. i'm glad we have come together. we need focus not on the area of disagreement but priority we s
, educate, engage on subject matters that we think are very important. they can be money in politics, climate change, the state of politics, the influence of power in america, and, like i said, the early mission was, you know, we don't -- we are reporting driven. as you look behind me, i don't know what you can see out there, but we have ten reporters in the bureau alone. we have reporters in other places as well, and, you know, we don't focus on commentary. we don't focus on a lot of local analysis. we do some of that, but mainly we focus on stories we find important, things that are in the news and report them out in a way that is unique and different that's what's happening in the rest of the media, or they can be different but important that are not getting the attention that we believe they should be getting. >> host: what do you think the status of investigative journalism is today for magazines? too many magazines that focus on opinion writing? >> guest: well, i think there's a lot less investigative reporting. i use that praise not in a pa -- pejorative way. the news room and
the excellence in the u.s. higher education how that has always helped us and we train more and better engineers but those days are ending. and so, our natural design advantages i think are going to be harder to come by going forward. we need those things so that we are not starting with a ten to 20% cost disadvantage. >> we talked about this in the european context it is closer to fruition. >> we have a huge business in asia growing that's probably the single largest opportunity over the next decade or so. we intend to lead that market like we do in so many others. but again i come back to the point that it's likely that a lot of those countries -- a number of those will give agreements with or without us if we don't get tpp done and we will be looking at a market that we ought to compete with. there's another 1i will move to africa because i'm kind of passionate about this. we watched the chinese really take over africa. they come in with their own financing and engineering, sometimes their own workers to take over minerals come extraction, hydroelectric power across africa. and i feel we can
, son of the very proud city of spokane. his commitment to furthering education in his own district, washington's fifth, is testified higgins-foley library at gonzaga university, his alma mater. it is named in honor of his parents who clearly did something right in raising such a son. tom foley was a modest man whose impact on the public wheel beyond his district far exceeded any projection of the ego or strength. may we all be inspired by his example to be men and women compelled to improve the life and prospect of our fellow issuing any honor or glory for ourselves. -- eschewing any honor or glory. do our part to increase understanding and respect across cultural divides. be present with us this day, o god, as we mark his life and remember his legacy. bless this gathering and comfort us as we comfort one another in remembering a great american and a genuinely good man. amen. >> tom foley was my friend, mentor, and colleague in the house of representatives. i first met him at the university of washington law school in 1965 during his freshman term. he was a brilliant young man with
and the senate we have robust beginning farmer and rancher legislation that focuses on education and building the capacity for the future. it also does some smart things to have set asides in some of these programs to make sure a new person on the land can access those things. i would certainly encourage us to come together. we're very close on that. keep those programs in there. once again, that builds our capacity for the future. in looking at capacity for the future, the land is our truly great resource. our producers are some of the best stewards of the land. but just like in all other things, we need to give them the tools they need to preserve that land. we need to make sure that conservation title is fully funded and we look visionary on those working lands to make sure we're not making the choices for those producers. they have the right to make the choice that works best for them. but make it both economically smart and people have proven they will take advantage of that. i would like to compliment my colleague from south dakota, who has worked with us on sod saver legislation that i
a pro-growth budget that we invest in education and research and modern roads and bridges and transit systems. that's what we need for our country. i want to share with my colleagues what i've been doing in my own state of maryland. because i am very optimistic about america's ability to compete if we stop these self-inflicted crises. i've had this made in maryland tour i've been doing thrut the state of maryland where i visited many small businesses biz in in my state. i give credit to my colleague in the house, congressman hoyer whose saying make it in america has caught on. so i took my friend, congressman hoyer's suggestion and i went around maryland to meet with different companies in our state and i must tell you maryland businesses are the best in the world. the best in the world. i know i'm a little biased about maryland but they're the best on innovation and creativity. let me give you a few examples that may not be self-evident like the paul reed smith guitar factory. that guitar factory is located on the eastern shore of maryland. and in a very little community, a small com
we're going to invest in education and r&d at home and insure that the united states can compete and win in this highly competitive global marketplace. you and i know we can do that, but we have to make this a priority at a time of enormous pressure to drastically cut government spending. .. >> expected our ability to promote principles and values that our veterans sacrificed for. it didn't get shut of the statue of liberty, it temporarily closed the doors to refugees and students who are seeking visas to learn here and to contribute to our economy. they shut down delayed security aid to israel, one of our closest allies, obviously, and a critical democracy in a region that's undergoing tremendous upheaval. why would an would in common sey would you want to do that? a shutdown set hard-working public servants own, including officials whose job is to enforce the sanctions against iran, sanctions that actually helped to create the pressure that brought us to this moment of cautious possibility in the region. that shut down furloughed for norvell -- nobel laureates who were working
plants, were educated and trained in the west, particularly in the united states. and that's the case now. hollyhock bar so hockey he was presently -- on akbar, was head of the atomic energy for iran is an mit graduate, ph.d, and his subject is the physics of nuclear power plants. the present leadership under president rouhani is very familiar with the issues that i just related. and including the detailed knowledge of the programs that iran has embarked on over the 50 years that may have -- that they have pursued nuclear energy research and development. and their position, their declaratory position is that we have no interest in nuclear weapons, although we are surrounded by nuclear weapons, although we can build a nuclear weapons but we can only build a few, and if we built them, strategically we would become even more vulnerable as a target for retaliation. so this is the declaratory policy. this is the a strategic policy. and this is buttressed by an ethical and religious view that many iranians hold, that the use of weapons of mass destruction is forbidden by the teachings of islam.
, education, research, science, technology and the well over, when you add in interest on the public debt, 2/3 of the federal budget is basically medicare, medicaid, social security, defense spending and interest on the public debt. that is where the money is, that is where we're going to make any progress inwe reducing spendingn the future we have to focus our attention. >> host: carl from chicago, illinois, on the line for democrats. you're on with mr. hoagland. >> caller: good morning, gentleman. mr. hoagland, you're saying a balance between spending and revenues. i think thatth you got it wrong. this is where the problem is in my eyes. in 2000 we had a balanced budget anhad surplus. republican chose to take all the surplus and borrow money to have tax cuts, okay? they said that we could have a war. in six weeks it wasn't going to cost as you dime. that wasn't true. it cost us a trillion or two dollars, maybe one or two trillion doll -- $2 trillion. we had the recession where americans lost 30% of their net worth and lost gdp because the recession started in 2007. gdp in 2007 and 8. which
this for awhile, one of the reasons it is particularly hard, sitting in a room of hialeah educated people use abstract and difficult fought its but i would wager that for most of view, anything that happens beyond your keyboard is magic. where is your information going exactly? what is your computer doing when you are operating, one of the underlying communications between you and your provider? a conversation on privacy and information sharing in this context that is fact based and rational? very difficult. trying to tease out fact from fiction when there are different parties with different interests, very difficult but the fact that you have a baseline community of consumers, all of us who don't exactly what we are working with, makes it again extremely difficult. much of this discussion about privacy and information is being had in a mediated environment. we need people to tell us whether the information we are leaking is important to not, whether it is private or not. no one wants their e-mail read if it is not done legally but -- >> even if it is. >> probably right. >> other aspects of
, long time. >> dad really had a ninth grade education. fought in world war ii, came back from world war ii, got a job, stayed in that job for the next 40 years. in that process, he bought a house. and that house was extremely important to him. he took care of that house. he was a force within his community, a leader within his church, and that house was a central part of his focus. >> communities are stronger when people are able to afford a home, you know, sustain that home ownership throughout their lives. it gives them some permanence or some roots. .. i think it's very important, at the heart of what we do, it's just that. we serve customers and make homeownership possible. i can't think of anything more important than that. ♪ [applause] ♪ ♪ >> a break now in the mortgage bankers association conference this morning, and we went back with more when the session resumes in a few moments. with richard cordray, head of the consumer financial protection bureau, among others. in the meantime the house and senate return this week to begin conferences on a budget, farm bill and possibl
, is to create ways to encourage higher education to be part of that. to encourage higher education to be part of that research component. and i think americans are eager to make things again. i'll bet you and i both hear the same thing over and over again, how can we have a strong economy if we don't make things? you know, you can have a strong economy, parts of the economy that don't make things but not only do you need to make things but there's something that really defines who we are in a positive way when people see americans making things that not only are heavily competitive here but are competitive all over the world and i think that's the kind of thing, senator coons, you and i are talking about, the bipartisan effort we need to make. i don't know any republicans or any democrats anywhere or any independents who said we don't need to worry about making things, don't want need to worry about a competitive economy. actually private-sector jobs should be the number-one domestic goal of the federal government today and the jobs we're talking about are a significant component of that beca
biased laws are repealed, we have a responsibility to advocate and to education. our work will not be complete until we insure that no one has to live with the fear of death based on his race or his age or a that is justified under stand your ground laws. i look forward to the day when every american can live knowing that the arc of justice bends toward fair and unbiased laws. i yield back. >> thank you, congressman. next up is my colleague, congressman luis gutierrez from illinois. he represents the illinois 4th district, immigration task force and leader in an effort to pursue comprehensive immigration reform. he serves on the house judiciary committee. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you, chairman durbin and ranking member cruz. thank you for the opportunity to testify on this extremely important issue. , i extend my condolences to the families who lost loved ones. ms. fulton and ms. mcbeth, i am deeply sorry for your loss, and i appreciate your presence here today, and as one dad to another, i say to mr. martin that i, too, feel your pain and thank you for bei
. i'm proud of my surveys and i appreciate the education and opportunities that i got from them. i know that most veterans don't want to see the tax payers abuse or money wasted, even in the va. we have this -- i want to commend mr. griffin for the work they've done. they have the report that says there was an e-mail and much one department employee said where large agency with deep pockets. this e-mail response was indicative of a large problem throughout the plant has disregarded any budgetary concerns and engage in out-of-control spending. they exercise stewardship of taxpayer dollars. that's a very disturbing report. farrisee, and attend a massive $7 trillion debt to set up a notch higher, much faster than ever before, how does this statement with deep pockets. had he think that reflects on the department? >> it's a very troubling statement, congressman. i cannot believe it reflects well. i do not believe that is the thought process today. i believe that fiduciary responsibilities are taken seriously in the policies put in place will eliminate those types of thoughts. >> well,
are going to invest in education and r&d at home and ensure that the united states can't compete and win in this highly competitive global marketplace. you and i know that we can do that but we have to make this a priority at a time of enormous pressure to drastically cut government spending. i have to tell you when these questions are avoided altogether, when they are put on the back burner, when we tie one hand behind your backs whether through political stalemates or even shutting down the government, we are just getting in our own way. and we diminish our influence and they frustrate our own aspirations. the simple fact is the shutdown created temporary but real consequences in our ability to work with our partners and pursue our interests abroad. the shutdown didn't just shudder the world war ii memorial as unfortunate as that was ,-com,-com ma it stunted our ability to promote the principles and values that are veteran sacrifice for. the shutdown didn't just shudder the statue of liberty. it temporarily closed the doors to refugees and students who are seeking visas to learn here a
the points of failure are. they have to take that and educate the tisk op what's going on there. timely, you need to make sure it's not just captured by the very groups they are meant to advocate against. you can't just hire former nsa staffers saying, hey, we have oversight now. edward snowden even. who apparently is making noise about testifying before congress via skype which would be interesting. >> really? all right, greg, we heard some sort of concerns from jim and ross about need for transparency and oversight. what's your reaction? >> oversight failed. that's the bottom line. that's what we learned from the disclosures. all the things carrie talked about, all mechanisms put in place to protect privacy, oversight tailed. -- failed. now we have to figure out a way to reconstruct them. when you sthart to think about how to reconstruct oversight and how to make it work, think about the causes of the failure. one of the big causes of the failure was intelligence officials repeatedly misled congress. they did it at open hearings, and whether it was behind the scenes as well, we don't know,
] and it looked to me like a -- [inaudible] commitment, education, the only problem was that president lincoln, with all due respect had to go through a civil war. 600,000 americans had to die in the process. -- [inaudible] you cannot do whatever it is in your country the majority -- you cannot do that. as saying without -- [inaudible] resistance. without trying to comprise. without treating them as your difficult partners rather than -- [inaudible] i think that -- [inaudible] is a reflection of this fundamental disconnect between the obama administration and the very -- [inaudible] of the american middle class. particularly the white people class which clearly feels there's a -- [inaudible] of obama redistribution. again i completely agree that is -- trying to do. because that was counter productive. and that was playing games with national press teeing. [inaudible] greater flexibility in the -- [inaudible] challenge with the -- [inaudible] with the electorial process. on another level you understand that the administration go whatever they can to -- [inaudible] try something else. this may b
, madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the health, education, labor and pensions committee be discharged from further consideration of s. 1590, a bill to require transparency in the operation of the american health benefit exchanges and that the senate proceed to its immediate consideration, i further ask consent that the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. harkin: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: reserving the right to object, again, my good friend from tennessee is raising another effort here to divert resources from the implementation of the affordable care act which we can then use to fix the very problems that he has mentioned. again, i'd point out we report jobs data on a monthly basis, but now this is going to be a different standard, i might also point out that in medicare part d we released those data, enrollment data on a monthly basis. i do agree with my friend that there should be accountability for the 3
of pediatrics, the and delay succeed legal defense and education fund, the newtown action alliance, monster man action, and many, many more. they will all be included in the record without objection. i would like to say that when solicitation was sent out for those members, publicly listed to tell me their status on his, volunteering if they were such information, some asked if their statement we made part of the record, and they will at the request. those that did not make that request will not be included. again, i do not want to create any chilling effects on purchase a patient in a -- on participation in american politics. it is important that we reserve our constitutional rights to do so, but i thought it was appropriate to find out that the members of the organization stood by that policy position that was stated during the record will be open for one week to accept additional statements. written questions for the witnesses must also be submitted by the close of business one week from today tiered will ask witnesses to respond to those questions probably to complete the record. if there a
. whoever wants to answer my broad commentary or educate me in a different direction, i would love to have it. >> an arrest report a be part of the background check, but there is not a requirement that the underlying police report be obtained. i will tell you why this is a shocking revelation. i am a former prosecutor, and the vast majority of cases that would reveal a mental disturbance will not pass this position. the criminal justice system does a very bad job of adjudicating the mentally ill, because the notally ill, if they have hurt anyone, putting them in prison sometimes creates more so most than it solves, prosecutors when confronted with the mentally ill issue like someone who says they have heard voices, someone where the police have been called on a disturbance where someone says there are microwaves coming through the events and people are here to get me, they will do , and most of the time the police department won't even try to file charges. that is a disturbance call related to someone that in their minds they do this all the time. that is not something especially in a city
levels consolidate the strategies. in education, economy, construction, energy, and every other possible dimension between our two countries. consolidate them and bring our opinions closer together and lead it into a genuine partnership. the middle east is facing it again. we shed blood together. we need to reach all of the oals we have set in an agreement signed. thank you very much. [applause] >> that was a very impressive, very passionate and very informative and very frank. speech. and i thank you for it. i think we all thank you for it. i have -- as i was listening, it prompted a lot of memories. s a member of congress, i have visited iraq 15 or 20 ties with. can we turn the mic up a little bit? i have visited iraq 15 or 20 times during my tenure. was on the armed services committee. earlier when i was a much younger man, i fought in vietnam. i spent time studying the problems of terrorism and counterterrorism efforts. it comes back to the populace. he populace in a given area is opposed to the terrorist, to those who do harm, they are pretty good at being able to see where the prob
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